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ARA predicts $1 billion cash splash for Mother’s Day

Inside Retail

Australian retailers are set to benefit from a surge in spending on Mother’s Day despite the current cost-of-living crunch, according to research conducted by the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) in collaboration with market research company Roy Morgan. The study predicts that Australians will spend $995 million on Mother’s Day this year, which is $70 million or 7.5 per cent more than last year.

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neri&hu crafts minimalist, nature-inspired retail interiors in shanghai

Design Boom

neri&hu has unveiled a pair of flagship stores in shanghai for fashion brand jisifang and its sister brand, woven moonlight. The post neri&hu crafts minimalist, nature-inspired retail interiors in shanghai appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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The smell of success: Redical’s Victoria Leeds welcomes Le Labo’s regional debut

Retail Focus

Victoria Leeds, which is owned and operated by Redical, has announced that manufacturers of fine perfumery Le Labo, which is part of The Estée Lauder Company, is set to make its regional debut at the destination. This latest commitment by a premium, global brand demonstrates further confidence in Victoria Leeds and cements the destination’s position as the prime city pitch.

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Multifunctionality – another way to promote sustainable design

Design Wanted

Sello merges a chair and a stool into one innovative product. Designed by Antonio Lanzillo & Partners, Sello combines the versatility of a traditional chair with […] The post Multifunctionality – another way to promote sustainable design appeared first on DesignWanted.

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The Pragmatic Guide to Composability

Be empowered to master the digital landscape and implement modular and adaptable composable technologies. Authored by Orium, The Pragmatic Guide to Composability takes readers on a journey from composable’s beginnings to common misconceptions about the approach, then concludes with strategies for choosing implementations that result in quick wins to grow your ROI.

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Supermarket inquiry recommends laws against price gouging, land banking

Inside Retail

Supermarkets would be prohibited from price gouging and face stricter rules on land banking, should the government adopt the recommendations of the Senate Select Committee on Supermarket Prices. The committee published 14 recommendations, which include creating divestiture powers specific to the supermarket sector and prohibiting the charging of excess prices, otherwise known as price gouging.

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Gousto sets sail with new Greek Odyssey range

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Gousto, the UK’s best recipe box for choice*, is sailing through the Aegean sea with its new ‘Greek Odyssey’ recipe range to take Brits to warmer weather. Featuring 10 tantalising local dishes that are often overlooked, the Mediterranean-inspired collection promises to whisk taste buds away on a journey through various enchanting Greek islands.

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LHOV – The all-in-one integration of hood, oven, and induction hob

Design Wanted

How often do we find ourselves questioning products that appear to have only one possible form, ones that we often take for granted? LHOV doesn’t fall […] The post LHOV – The all-in-one integration of hood, oven, and induction hob appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Endeavour Group’s retail sales increase 2.4 per cent

Inside Retail

Dan Murphy’s parent Endeavour Group saw retail sales increase 2.4 per cent year over year to $2.41 billion during the first quarter. Despite both of its retail chains – BWS and Dan Murphy’s – falling flat on a comparable store basis, the MyDan’s membership program added more than 175,000 new members and achieved a record peak scan rate of 84 per cent from its 5.4 million active members.

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DLR Group relocates to Dubai Science Park

Design Middleeast

DLR Group’s new office in Dubai Science Park provides architecture, interior design, planning, and specialty services in the Middle East and Africa Global design firm DLR Group has relocated to a new office on Level 16 of the South Tower in Dubai Science Park Towers, UAE. The firm’s new office in the heart of the dynamic city strategically accommodates the team’s growth and marks significant expansion in the Middle East and Africa.

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True Fit Democratises Fashion Genome and Unlocks Growth for Rising Fashion Brands in Shopify

Retail Focus

True Fit , the AI-driven platform that decodes size and fit for shoppers and fashion retailers, has announced that, following its launch in Shopify at the end of 2023, it is now driving a 14% average GMV growth for fashion brands on the platform, giving rise to the next generation of scaling fashion retailers. Having formerly only served the largest apparel retailers and brands in the world, True Fit has democratised its Fashion Genome to bring the benefit of AI size and fit to the full market.

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Secrets of a Successful Sale: Optimizing Your Checkout Process

Speaker: David Nisbet, Everett Zufelt, and Michaela Weber

Once upon a time, in the vast realm of online commerce, there lived a humble checkout button overlooked by many. Yet, within its humble click lay the power to transform a mere visitor into a loyal customer. 🧐 💡 Getting checkout right can mark the difference between a successful sale and an abandoned cart, yet many businesses fail to make payments a part of their commerce strategy even when it has a direct impact on revenue.

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Expanding horizons: the evolution of user experience spaces

Design Wanted

In March of this year, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) AgeLab hosted the Preparing for Longevity Advisory Network (PLAN) conference over two days in Cambridge, […] The post Expanding horizons: the evolution of user experience spaces appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Seafolly rescues rival Tigerlily from administration

Inside Retail

Women’s swimwear label Seafolly has acquired its rival Tigerlily, offering a lifeline for the struggling brand following its voluntary administration. Seafolly – owned by Hong Kong-registered Bondi Brands Group – has bought the brand from private equity firm Crescent Capital Partners via a deed of company arrangement for an undisclosed sum, Capital Brief reported.

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Neri&Hu creates "wooden hut" and "cave-dwelling" interiors for Shanghai stores

Dezeen

Chinese studio Neri&Hu has completed two retail spaces for Shanghai fabric and fashion company Jisifang, using wood and concrete to evoke "a more primitive state of being". The two adjacent stores are located at Panlong Tiandi development in Shanghai. One was designed for Jisifang Boutique and the other for its sister brand Woven Moonlight, also owned by Jisifang.

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The Beauty of Natural Light: How to Enhance Your Home with the Right Windows

Retail Focus

Natural light can transform your home, making spaces appear larger, fresher, and more welcoming. But to truly harness the power of the sun, you need to select the right windows. This article explores how you can enhance your living space by making smart choices with your window designs and placements. Understanding Natural Light Natural light is not just about brightening up your home.

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Brick & Mortar Retail Relevance: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

Let's set the record straight: in-store retail isn't dead - it's evolving! Faced with the digital age and the demands of omnichannel shopping, some retailers are thriving while others are struggling to adapt. Join Jay Black in this exclusive session as he explores the strategies that set successful stores apart, including: Crafting unique and unforgettable in-store experiences 🛍️ Mastering the art of retail demands 🛒 Navigating inventory challenges in today's climate 📦 an

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Generative AI for In-Store Operations 

Theatro

Generative AI holds significant promise for transforming the retail sector, especially in enhancing the capabilities of in-store associates. Leveraging its advanced algorithms and neural networks, Generative AI can empower store associates with real-time information, personalized product knowledge, and streamlined workflows, ultimately elevating the in-store shopping experience.

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Why the cost-of-trading and cost-of-living crises are two sides of the same coin

Inside Retail

The cost-of-trading and cost-of-living crises are two sides of the same coin. And it is becoming increasingly apparent that the government, retail industry and consumers will all need to play a part in easing the current economic circumstances. The trying macroeconomic conditions are not just driving an increase in costs but also a loss of confidence.

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Ella Bar-Grigliata-pasta

Retail Design Blog

Step into the vibrant world of Ella Bar-Grigliata-pasta, a stunning 370m2 establishment crafted by Benjamin Fretard of Fretard Design, nestled.

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The Significant Considerations to Make While Evaluating New Boilers Costs

Retail Focus

The Initial Investment in New Boilers The journey to purchasing a new boiler is one that involves careful consideration of both the immediate financial outlay and the long-term value. The cost of a new boiler encompasses various elements, from the initial purchase to installation, and the ongoing implications on household energy bills. Initial Outlay and Installation Charges The starting point for any boiler replacement is the cost of the boiler itself.

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Industry Shake-Up: 2023 Commerce Trends To Rock Your World

Speaker: Ashlee Aldridge - Reach Partners LLC | Bill Mirabito - Chameleon Collective | Ronak Shah - PSA Retail & CPG, Amazon Web Services | Wayne Teigen - Pivotree

What trends can online merchants expect after more than two years of exponential growth? Companies must expand on the trends that exploded during the pandemic if they want to see continued growth in their businesses while facing a recessionary economy. From social commerce to BOPIS, the name of the game is to meet and sell to customers wherever they are, through multiple channels.

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Choosing Durable Flooring Options for Dessert Shops

Mindful Design

Dessert shops are bustling and lively hubs of activity, where every element of the decor must be considered from a durability point of view. This includes the often-overlooked flooring that not only contributes to the overall aesthetic but also needs to withstand heavy foot traffic, spills, and the wear and tear that comes with daily […] The post Choosing Durable Flooring Options for Dessert Shops appeared first on Mindful Design Consulting.

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Super Retail Group’s sales only slightly up despite 20 new stores

Inside Retail

Super Retail Group saw its sales inch up across the majority of its brands as it opened 20 stores but closed four during the first 43 weeks of the year. During the period, the group’s sales rose 2 per cent with the BCF division up 5 per cent, Supercheap Auto up 3 pr cent and Macpac up 2 per cent. The company noted that BCF benefited from strong inbound travel into New Zealand, which increased purchases in key tourist destinations, while Supercheap Auto sales gained from the strong demand i

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EBBA references modernist architecture at WatchHouse coffee shop

Dezeen

Architecture studio EBBA has completed a store for coffee brand WatchHouse that draws on modernist design to provide a calming environment in the heart of the City of London. Situated in the 30 Fenchurch Street building of the Square Mile financial district, the store was designed by EBBA for coffee company WatchHouse , which has several cafes around London and also sells its own roasts.

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Unlocking Success: The Power of Incentive Travel Programs for Employee Motivation

Retail Focus

Incentive travel is a reward system designed to motivate and acknowledge employees for their hard work and achievements. Typically, these are not standard holiday packages but bespoke experiences that align with the company’s values and the recipient’s preferences. From exploring new cultures in distant lands to luxurious retreats in serene locations, the primary goal is to provide unforgettable experiences that fuel motivation and foster loyalty.

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From Concept to Deployment: Building Commerce Storefronts with Composable UI

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Highsnobiety – Unter den Linden by VAUST Studio

Retail Design Blog

“The Shell” is born from a blend of diverse creative approaches, functional necessities, and spatial dynamics. It embodies Highsnobiety’s refined.

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Scentre Group increases security across Westfield malls

Inside Retail

Scentre Group says it is increasing security spending while working closely with local police across all its Westfield shopping centres. The security initiatives follow the stabbing attack at Westfield Bondi Junction on April 13, which resulted in the deaths of six people, including a Westfield security team member. “Our decision to increase security across the portfolio and provide financial support to our business partners following the tragedy at Westfield Bondi will result in an increa

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Tutto Bene references Streamline Moderne in tiny New York eyewear store

Dezeen

Curved metallic surfaces influenced by early 20th century American industrial design form displays at this compact store in New York City , designed by London studio Tutto Bene for eyewear brand Cubitts. Tutto Bene was briefed to create an elegant and meticulously crafted space for Cubitts ' first store outside of the UK that evokes the past century of New York's history.

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Comparing Custom Printing Companies – Beyond the Price Tag

Mindful Design

Running a business involves facing a slew of decisions. Among the most critical ones is selecting the right printing company for your custom logo uniforms or other branded printing materials. But with so many options available, how do you choose? While price is certainly a factor, it’s essential to consider many other aspects as well. […] The post Comparing Custom Printing Companies – Beyond the Price Tag appeared first on Mindful Design Consulting.

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How Retailers Are Transforming Customer Experiences with Data & AI

Speaker: David Azoulay, Marc Stracuzza, Román Tejada, and Guest Speaker Sucharita Kodali

Imagine a retail landscape where every interaction is personalized, every decision informed, and every opportunity maximized 🤔✨ Join us for an exploratory journey into the heart of AI-driven retail innovation. We’ll unveil the transformative potential of AI and data analytics in shaping the future of omnichannel personalization and e-commerce.

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Pizza 4P’s Lotte Mall West Lake by ODDO architects

Retail Design Blog

The architectural design of Pizza 4P’s restaurant project exemplifies a fusion of traditional craftsmanship, modern design, and sustainability principles within.

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“No immediate impact”: Experts weigh in on Senate Committee’s recommendations

Inside Retail

This week, the Senate Committee on Supermarket Prices made 14 recommendations for the Government to consider amending the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 to end the alleged price gouging of the major supermarkets. The Committee’s Competition and Consumer Amendment (Divestiture Powers) Bill 2024 was made public on Tuesday, after a months-long inquiry and tense hearings with the chief executives of Coles and Woolworths.

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Bluehaus designs ergonomic and inviting interiors for Credit Suisse’s new Riyadh office

Design Middleeast

Credit Suisse Riyadh office by Bluehaus Spanning 19,160 sqft , Bluehaus ‘ designs’ ‘ new space embodies sophistication and functionality catering to multiple work scenarios Renowned for their innovative approach to corporate spaces, Bluehaus has yet again set a benchmark with the design of Credit Suisse’s new Riyadh office. Spanning 19,160 sqft across three floors, the office space is a harmony of modern design and warm accents, delivering an ergonomic environment that elevate

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Sensory Design – How to Create Immersive Commercial Spaces

Mindful Design

A powerful approach that has gained traction in recent years in commercial spaces is sensory design. The strategic use of sensorial stimuli to evoke emotional responses and enhance the overall environment, sensory design offers your customers an experience that is harder to forget. From the scent of freshly baked goods to the sound of soft […] The post Sensory Design – How to Create Immersive Commercial Spaces appeared first on Mindful Design Consulting.

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2 Retail Sectors That Are Completely Changing the Game: FMCG & Q-Commerce

Speaker: Joe Heather, Deliverect GM (UK&I) & Noah Hayes, Deliverect GM (US&CA)

Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) and Quick Commerce (Q-commerce) are two vibrant sectors that have undergone significant transformations with the advancements in digital technology. With growing internet penetration and the proliferation of smartphones, consumers' purchasing habits have unsurprisingly evolved. They now demand quick, convenient, and seamless shopping experiences, which both FMCG and Q-commerce sectors strive to provide.